Installing an Indoor Fountain: DIY or Hire a Professional?


Adding an indoor fountain to your interior is like creating a spa-like ambiance to your home. You get to indulge yourself with a vision of gurgling water atop a wonderful sculpture. This calming spectacle boosts the cosmetic aspect of your property, as well as inviting a positive atmosphere within its quiet space. Back then, indoor fountains are complex water features that require professional installation. But due to the modern times, this kind of complexity has been cut down and homeowners can easily affix an indoor fountain into their favorite corner.

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Take a deep breath, and plunge into the DIY world

Many contemporary indoor fountains are easy to install. Tabletop fountains, among the common varieties, come with their own pump. Assembling the pieces together are made convenient with the help of the manual that often comes with the product. Most of the time, it only requires unpacking, adding water and plugging the feature to a water supply.

Before you get your hands on the items, safety first! Find a secured location for your fountain; smaller ones require a sturdy base. The outlet must be easily accessible to the pump; most fountains run with 120 volts at minimum. Remember that all wirings must be concealed. The reason: water and electricity, as we all know, poses a safety hazard. Take time and inspect the area thoroughly and ensure that no cable is sticking out—you don’t want the kids or your beloved pets to trip over your beloved décor.

When will you need the pros?

There are some instances when installing an indoor fountain may require the help of an expert. Among these are:

  • When you experience power outlet problems in your desired space
  • When you require expert laying of the tiles to complete your fountain installation
  • When you want your drywall constructed to match your new fountain panels
  • When the fountain is too big for a regular installation

Most of these instances involve more than just a regular installing. but also professional expertise in electricity and home remodeling. It is important to hand it to the pros when it comes to these bigger tasks, as both experience and knowledge are essential in making this installation as a success. They will help you plan out your water feature purchase from the very beginning, suggesting many options for you to beautify your interiors.

DIY vs Hiring Professionals: The Pros and Cons

Installing a water feature on your own, or with the help of an expert, has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as: 

Knowledgebase. You might encounter one or two trifles upon installing your indoor fountain, especially if this is your first time. Hiring an expert, however, avoids confusion and misconceptions, and you can entrust the task fully in the hands of the pros.

Time-Saving. You need to spend your time, as well as your effort, in assembling your water feature. Go DIY if you have a lot of time in your hands. However, if you want to have your fountain installed with less hassle, consult a professional.

Budget. DIY fountain installation is without a doubt cheaper than calling an expert. You get to experiment on your own and discover a few things along the way. If you’re got an expert helping you out, be prepared to pay for more than just the indoor fountain.

There’s no right or wrong answer in going DIY or choosing a professional installation company. As long as you have fun and feel satisfied with the results, all the efforts for your indoor fountain are worth it.

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  • Gerald Dumandan